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Dr. H’s students not only learn physics, they write physics books. After a handful of lectures, George “Dr. H” Hademenos instructed his teenage pupils to author children’s books about energy, weather, and other subjects in physics. For his inventive approach at Richardson High School in Texas, Hademenos won AAAS’s 2011 Leadership in Science Education Prize for High School Teachers.

As U.S. officials consider new education standards in mathematics and English, a long-term AAAS science literacy initiative continues its efforts to encourage a standards-based approach to science education and set specific learning goals for K-12 students.